Stauropteris

noun
Stau·​rop·​ter·​is | \ stȯˈräptərə̇s \

Definition of Stauropteris

: a genus of fossil plants frequent in the Carboniferous and known only from fronds which have the pinnae disposed in equal pairs

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History and Etymology for Stauropteris

New Latin, from stauro- + -pteris

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“Stauropteris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stauropteris. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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